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Sparks: Moving state forward safely

By Dan Sparks On Wednesday Governor Walz addressed the state with important information for Minnesota’s next steps in ...

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Providing economic relief for Minnesotans

By Dan Sparks State Senator, District 27 With just under three weeks left until the Minnesota Legislature adjourns, ...

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A new normal at the Capitol

By Dan Sparks State Senator, District 27 Though the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19 continues, the governor and the ...

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Next steps in responding to COVID-19 pandemic

Dan Sparks State Senator, District 27 The challenge of COVID-19 continues to be felt for each of us ...

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Addressing disaster relief and the rural finance authority

The legislative session is moving quickly, and my colleagues and I have been hearing bills in committee and ...

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Supporting farm safety and consumer protections

By Dan Sparks State Senator, District 27 During my time in the Minnesota Senate, I have always recognized ...

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Dan Sparks: Bonding the focus for the 2020 Legislative session

My colleagues and I are headed back to the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 11 to begin the 2020 ...

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Dan Sparks: Wrapping up the state budget

Prior to the May 20, adjournment of the regular 2019 Legislative Session, the Senate, House, and Governor Tim ...

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Session approaches conclusion

The Minnesota State Constitution sets May 20th as the date that the legislature must adjourn by and is ...

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Sparks: Fortifying support for Minnesota’s agriculture industry

The long nights of the 2019 Legislative Session have arrived. This week my colleagues and I in the ...

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Sparks: The legislative calm before the storm

This year’s legislative session now enters the spring recess, giving us the opportunity to reflect on what we’ve ...

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State Legislature reaches second committee deadline

The 2019 Legislative session continues to pick up steam as we approach April and the final eight weeks ...

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Dan Sparks: With first deadline, session picks up steam

We are at the halfway point in the 2019 Legislative Session, and we have a lot of work ...

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Dan Sparks: Addressing Minnesota’s opioid crisis

By Dan Sparks State Senator, District 27 One of the growing issues facing Minnesotans across the state is ...

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Dan Sparks: Committee deadlines provide transparency and good government

By Dan Sparks State Senator, District 27 A key to a healthy democracy is in making the legislative ...

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